Clay Shales Chardonnay – Vinous – 92 Points
Pale straw-yellow with a gold tinge. Sexy oak spice and a floral topnote lift aromas of lemon, lime, white plum and white peach. Rich, dense and seamless yet weightless as well, with its brisk stone fruit, menthol and spice flavors framed and intensified by ripe limey acidity. A brisk mineral quality gives grip to the finish and prolongs the fruit. Displays terrific finesse of texture and energy, not to mention very nicely judged new oak. This Chardonnay is built to evolve in bottle.